hca260 | undergraduate
Health Care's Law And Ethics Environment
This undergraduate-level course is 9 This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Healthcare as a Business
- Summarize Federal Employment Acts in the medical profession.
- Identify the purpose of job descriptions, office handbooks, and procedure manuals in a medical office.
- Explain actions that negatively affect medical record creditability.
- Evaluate issues that impact access to medical records.
- Demonstrate decision making regarding access to medical records.
Privacy and Confidentiality
- Summarize the privacy requirements of HIPAA.
- Describe the limits of confidentiality.
- Compare and contrast privacy and confidentiality.
Ethics and the Living
- Discuss beginning of life rights for the couple and fetus or child.
- Discuss the balance between autonomy and paternalism.
- Debate quality of life versus sanctity of life.
Being Prepared for Ethical Dilemmas
- Analyze the difficulty in the allocation of healthcare resources.
- Recognize the importance of a code of ethics.
- Describe the three forms of advanced directives.
Law and Medicine
- Explain the responsibility of the medical professional to the employee, the employer, and the patient.
- Distinguish between the standard of care required for a medical professional and a layperson working in a medical office.
- Discuss the importance of legal knowledge in the medical office.
- Examine the elements of a civil malpractice suit.
- Describe the five defenses to a medical malpractice course of action.
- Identify types of product liability.
Criminal and Civil Law
- Contrast criminal and civil causes of action in the medical profession.
- Discuss the types of intentional torts.
- Examine the medical professional's responsibility as related to child abuse.
Legal liability in the medical profession
- Examine legal compliance in the medical workplace.
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